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Funding Gap Leaves Millions Of Syrian Refugees At Risk, Aid Groups Warn

Associated Press/Washington Post: Aid groups say funds for Syrian refugees ‘dangerously low’ “More than 200 groups helping 3.9 million Syrian war refugees are calling on international donors to send promised aid, saying they are fast running out of funds to deliver basic services…” (6/25). Reuters: Aid agencies say funding gap…

U.N. Human Rights Chief Warns Of Famine In North Korea

CNN: North Korea’s historic drought expected to cause famine, U.N. says “…North Koreans are again facing a ‘looming humanitarian disaster in the DPRK,’ or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, according to the United Nations human rights chief. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told CNN, ‘We call for the international community…

‘Science Speaks’ Blog Examines UNAIDS-Lancet Commission Report

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: UNAIDS, Lancet: Take accelerated action on HIV treatment access, research and development, and address epidemic drivers, or risk rebound Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the recently released UNAIDS-Lancet Commission report titled Defeating AIDS — Advancing Global Health (6/25).

Development Efforts Must Include Combating Illicit Drugs, U.N. Says On World Day

U.N. News Centre: On World Day, U.N. says efforts to combat illicit drugs must be linked to development “Marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, top United Nations officials focused on the need for alternative development for farmers who cultivate illicit crops and for leaders to address…

Principle Of Leaving No One Behind Must Be Enshrined In SDGs

The Guardian: Sustainable development must live up to its promise to leave no one behind Helen Dennis, senior adviser on poverty and inequality at Christian Aid “…[A]s negotiators resume talks on the SDGs in New York this week, they should push for an agreement that enshrines the principle of leaving…

World Must Implement New Development Agenda This Year, U.N. ECOSOC President Says

U.N. News Centre: In 2015, world must ‘realize great dream’ of sustainable development for all — U.N. Economic and Social Council chief “The President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) [Friday] opened the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, declaring that 2015 must be the year when…

Corpse Of Liberian Tests Positive For Ebola; Health Ministry Investigating How He Became Infected

Associated Press: Liberia quarantines community where corpse tested for Ebola “Liberian authorities have quarantined the Nedowein area where the corpse of a 17-year-old boy tested positive for Ebola, sparking fears the country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free…” (6/30). International Business Times:…

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